An integral part of the Let’s Move! initiative is gaining a critical boost when it comes to solving the challenge of childhood obesity and improving the health and nutrition of all Americans. Today, USDA is proud to announce new investments that will help connect farms with families at the local level by providing grants to local farmers markets, producers, and farmers. Farmers markets across the country help families make the right choice when it comes to fresh produce and foods by bringing their harvest right to our communities.
This year, USDA’s Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is announcing over $4 million in grants to 77 projects in 34 states. From a farmers’ market in New York City’s Harlem, to a cooperative urban farm in Philadelphia, to a refrigerated truck for low-income growers in Oakland, CA, USDA grants will make a difference in bridging the gap between producers and consumers, and in making fresh fruits and vegetables accessible to families all across the nation.
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